An accomplished public relations professional and strategist, Kimberly Park established her communications career in Houston as a media spokesperson for U.S. rice farmers and millers, traveling nationwide to speak on their behalf and subsequently directing all facets of national marketing activities for the $6 billion industry, including programs targeted to media and consumer audiences, as well as foodservice, food processing and retail trade.
After launching Kimberly Park Communications in 2005 with two national food clients, Park quickly made her mark evident through the integral role her one-stop PR shop played in launching many of the city’s most buzzed-about dining and shopping venues. Today she is regarded as a respected leader and instrumental force among Houston’s restaurant and retail industries.
For those she has represented, Park’s creative efforts have garnered unprecedented national publicity, including: Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, CBS Early Show, The Tonight Show, CNN, ESPN, Lifetime TV, E! TV, Food Network, Food Channel, HGTV, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appetít, Saveur, GQ, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, Southern Living, Texas Monthly and more. Today, she and her talented team excel at assisting clients and media professionals alike and have built a reputation as a crew both can count on to provide timely, accurate information, high-quality imagery, eloquent spokespersons and beyond.
Park’s “whatever it takes” attitude, creative skills and business savvy have earned her numerous public relations and marketing awards throughout the years, including “Restaurant Marketer of the Year” from the American Marketing Association, Award of Excellence for “Corporate Consumer Education Materials” from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Award of Excellence for “Writing: Special Projects” from the International Association of Business Communicators”, Gold Excalibur Award for “Marketing Communications” from Public Relations Society of America and Crystal Award from The American Marketing Association for “Marketing a Product,” among others.
Born in Hawaii and raised in Minnesota and Texas, Park received her bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, who has since honored her as a “Distinguished Graduate” for her success in the culinary field. She has also served as National Chair for the Food & Beverage Section of Public Relations Society of America and President of the Houston Culinary Guild.
What Ignites Me
working with passionate people // country roads on summer days // homemade anything that comes from the heart // things that are perfectly, beautifully imperfect // wagging tails // pink peonies // creative minds // white linen // loyalty, honesty + sincerity // laughing out loud // butterflies in flight // tight hugs // people who bring out the best in others // handwritten recipes // taking the long way home // sunday suppers with friends